So I have had a longing (we will call it) to see Eminem for nearly 20 years! My older daughter: Soleil who is 20 became a big Eminem fan in 2011 after meeting her best friend Breigh. As much as I would like to deny it I think Breigh qualifies as the biggest fan out of 3 of us and then Soleil and myself. (I’m basing this off the fact that she knows every word to every song…and not like when people say: I know everyone of his songs…..she genuinely knows every word!
At any rate, fast forward to January of this year. Soleil and I were at work together and she was looking up dates to see Eminem. Well our little world was changed forever!! She found it! Bonnaroo 2018 featured artist: Eminem!!!! For those who don’t know about Bonnaroo it is a huge camping/music festival on a farm held every June in Manchester TN
Of course I don’t agree with everything ever said in every Eminem song but I am not one of those people that base my entertainment choices on how the person is otherwise! Having said that I did stop watching Grey’s Anatomy because Shonda Rhimes killed off Dr. McDreamy and I tweeted her to let her know!!
At any rate, the experience was amazing all around. It was primitive camping and our campsite had to be a mile away from “Centaroo” the weather was as hot as possible all day long, so happy the rain stayed away though.
No matter the heat, cost, waiting in lines I would absolutely do it again in a minute. There is certainly something to be said for getting to see your favorite musician/artist! I’ve always loved Eminem’s music, I loved that he was bold enough to say whatever and it meant a lot to me because I could relate to his point of coming from nothing and fighting so hard to get to a better place!
So the trip to Chicago has come and gone! Of course I didn’t blog about it at all like I thought/hoped I would. We did have a wonderful time though and spent plenty of money! In true Sunshine fashion I left myself broke afterward BUT you only live once!
So sticking with this follow up is a lot harder than I thought. Not because I don’t want to write!! It’s completely opposite of that!! It’s so strange the number of things that prevent me from writing:work, kids, husband, myself……
At any rate, I booked a room in downtown Chicago @ AC Hotel Chicago Downtown after looking @ trip advisor, trivago, and several hotel specific sites. After considering the dates, length of stay, amenities, cost and location I kept coming back to this hotel and the best deal I could find was from: Hotels.com
So, like many other people I thought I would certainly have plenty of money because of my tax return, of course, in what to seems to be true Sunshine fashion I find out that I probably won’t have my tax return so I really need to pick up some over time! Just what I need during this: getting to know myself period of my life!!…………
Soleil will turn 19 on March 18th. All she really asked for was a Wii! Instead of a party I was thinking we could take a little trip. That happens to be spring break weekend and I’m always hoping to put something affordable together to do as a family. Originally I was trying to organize a quick trip to the Wisconsin Dells (none of us have been) but that just didn’t give me enough time to plan.
Roger and the kids have not been to downtown Chicago to stay for the weekend so I think that’s what we are going to do! We will be leaving Friday, March 17th and returning Sunday, March 19th. There are so many websites to help with traveling but it’s hard to get a site that gives you the best price on every aspect: hotel, food and entertainment. I’m excited to use a website: Time Out Chicago. It appears to cover everything but I’m not sure if it includes competitive pricing but we shall soon find out!!
I’m hoping to get up there Friday and have time for dinner and maybe do something touristy that night. Saturday we will probably go to Navy Pier, Sears Tower, Sheds Aquarium and then I’m not sure: eat lots of good food and drink lots of good drinks!! On Sunday we will probably sleep until 10-11 and then grab some Chicago style pizza for lunch and then head back home! Well, wish us luck, I’ll let you all know how it’s going and how it goes!
It’s funny that we as parents refer to going out as”quality time” or “grown up time”. That ends up being quite opposite of the time spent, especially when liquor is involved!! #love adult time